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**Answer: The correct option is (C) 9y + 13.**

**Step-by-step explanation: **We are given to** select the expression** that represents the following statement :

“nine times a number plus thirteen”

Let the number be represented by y.

**Then, nine times the number is written as follows :**

Since we are to add 13, **so the final expression is given by**

**Thus, the required expression is**

**Option (C) is CORRECT.**

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